Lyle P.

asked • 06/28/19

What is it called when a person carelessly speaks a hard truth without realizing it?

There is a term used to describe this event... it is not “irony” nor is it “foreshadowing.” it is specific to the dialogue that is spoken in the story... when a person carelessly and UNKNOWINGLY speaks a terrible truth about themselves or indicates an event which is fated to happen to them. For instance: Star Wars Episode Two, Obiwan Kanobi says of Anakin Skywalker, in a complaining manner, “That boy will be the death of me.”

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